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Jeff Liefer    \LEAF-er\

Jeffrey David Liefer

Positions: Leftfielder, First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: August 17, 1974 in Fontana, CA
High School: Upland HS (Upland, CA)
School: California State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1995 amateur draft.
Signed August 18, 1995. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 1999 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Expos/Indians/Brewers/DevilRays 1999-2005

Final Game: September 30, 2005 (Age 31)
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1999 24 CHW AL 45 122 113 8 28 7 1 0 14 2 0 8 28 .248 .295 .327 .623 59 37 3 0 0 1 0 37/D9
2000 25 CHW AL 5 11 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .182 .182 .182 .364 -8 2 0 0 0 0 0 /93
2001 26 CHW AL 83 279 254 36 65 13 0 18 39 0 1 20 69 .256 .313 .520 .833 111 132 6 2 1 2 1 735D/9
2002 27 CHW AL 76 224 204 28 47 8 0 7 26 0 0 19 60 .230 .295 .373 .667 76 76 3 0 0 1 2 379/D
2003 28 TOT MLB 44 120 113 10 20 4 0 4 21 0 1 6 39 .177 .217 .319 .535 36 36 2 0 0 1 1 3/5D7
2003 28 MON NL 35 92 88 6 17 3 0 3 18 0 1 3 26 .193 .217 .330 .547 37 29 2 0 0 1 0 3
2003 28 TBD AL 9 28 25 4 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 3 13 .120 .214 .280 .494 32 7 0 0 0 0 1 /5D7
2004 29 MIL NL 16 31 28 2 6 2 0 1 5 0 0 2 8 .214 .258 .393 .651 66 11 2 0 0 1 0 /D9
2005 30 CLE AL 19 57 56 5 11 2 0 1 8 0 0 1 15 .196 .211 .286 .496 33 16 1 0 0 0 0 /D39
7 Yrs 288 844 779 89 179 36 1 31 113 2 2 56 223 .230 .281 .398 .679 75 310 17 2 1 6 4
162 Game Avg. 162 475 438 50 101 20 1 17 64 1 1 32 125 .230 .281 .398 .679 75 174 10 1 1 3 2
CHW (4 yrs) 209 636 582 72 142 28 1 25 79 2 1 47 161 .244 .301 .424 .725 86 247 12 2 1 4 3
TBD (1 yr) 9 28 25 4 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 3 13 .120 .214 .280 .494 32 7 0 0 0 0 1
CLE (1 yr) 19 57 56 5 11 2 0 1 8 0 0 1 15 .196 .211 .286 .496 33 16 1 0 0 0 0
MON (1 yr) 35 92 88 6 17 3 0 3 18 0 1 3 26 .193 .217 .330 .547 37 29 2 0 0 1 0
MIL (1 yr) 16 31 28 2 6 2 0 1 5 0 0 2 8 .214 .258 .393 .651 66 11 2 0 0 1 0
AL (6 yrs) 237 721 663 81 156 31 1 27 90 2 1 51 189 .235 .290 .407 .698 80 270 13 2 1 4 4
NL (2 yrs) 51 123 116 8 23 5 0 4 23 0 1 5 34 .198 .228 .345 .572 44 40 4 0 0 2 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1999 24 CHW AL 45 122 -8 0 -1 -2 -2 -13 -1.2 5 -8 -0.8 .473 .493 -0.6 -0.3 -7 $200,000 37/D9
2000 25 CHW AL 5 11 -2 0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.2 .444 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $225,000 /93
2001 26 CHW AL 83 279 2 -1 -0 -8 -3 -10 -0.9 10 1 0.1 .488 .494 0.8 -1.0 8 735D/9
2002 27 CHW AL 76 224 -6 -1 -0 4 -4 -8 -0.7 8 1 0.1 .490 .495 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $285,000 379/D
2003 28 MON NL 35 92 -8 -1 0 -4 -1 -14 -1.5 3 -11 -1.2 .459 .491 -0.8 -0.5 -7 $320,000 3
2003 28 TBD AL 9 28 -3 0 0 1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .475 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 /5D7
2004 29 MIL NL 16 31 -2 -0 -0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .483 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /D9
2005 30 CLE AL 19 57 -5 0 -0 0 -1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .467 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -4 /D39
7 Seasons 288 844 -31 -3 -2 -10 -12 -58 -5.7 31 -27 -2.8 .480 .494 -1.8 -2.1 -17 $1,030,000
CHW (4 yrs) 209 636 -14 -2 -1 -7 -9 -33 -3.1 24 -9 -0.9 .485 .494 -0.2 -1.5 -3 $710,000
TBD (1 yr) 9 28 -3 0 0 1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .475 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2
CLE (1 yr) 19 57 -5 0 -0 0 -1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .467 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -4
MON (1 yr) 35 92 -8 -1 0 -4 -1 -14 -1.5 3 -11 -1.2 .459 .491 -0.8 -0.5 -7 $320,000
MIL (1 yr) 16 31 -2 -0 -0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .483 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1999 CHW AL 24 OF 17 11 7 116.0 29 28 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 2.25 1.71 .984 2.30 2.27
1999 CHW AL 24 1B 15 12 11 107.0 107 96 11 0 11 1.000 -2 -19 9.00 7.13 .992 9.50 9.35
1999 CHW AL 24 LF 14 10 6 99.0 25 24 1 0 1 1.000 2 21 2.27 1.79 .985 2.08 2.05
1999 CHW AL 24 DH 7 6
1999 CHW AL 24 RF 3 1 1 17.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -120 2.12 1.33 .982 2.12 2.07
2000 CHW AL 25 OF 5 1 0 16.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -22 1.08 0.40 .985 2.38 2.32
2000 CHW AL 25 RF 5 1 0 16.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -22 1.08 0.40 .985 2.16 2.14
2000 CHW AL 25 1B 1 1 0 6.0 8 6 1 1 1 .875 -1 -180 10.50 7.00 .992 9.30 9.30
2001 CHW AL 26 OF 38 33 23 301.0 54 52 2 0 0 1.000 -4 -15 1.61 1.42 .984 2.30 2.28
2001 CHW AL 26 LF 35 31 22 280.0 49 47 2 0 0 1.000 -3 -15 1.58 1.40 .981 2.14 2.12
2001 CHW AL 26 1B 15 11 9 98.0 112 100 9 3 12 .973 -2 -24 10.01 7.27 .993 9.39 9.31
2001 CHW AL 26 3B 15 14 4 107.0 30 7 19 4 2 .867 -2 -20 2.19 1.73 .947 2.73 2.71
2001 CHW AL 26 DH 10 9
2001 CHW AL 26 RF 4 2 1 21.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -17 2.14 1.25 .982 2.10 2.08
2002 CHW AL 27 OF 36 31 13 247.1 55 54 1 0 0 1.000 1 6 2.00 1.53 .985 2.35 2.32
2002 CHW AL 27 1B 31 18 18 191.0 199 187 10 2 23 .990 2 14 9.28 6.35 .993 9.33 9.23
2002 CHW AL 27 LF 24 22 6 163.1 36 36 0 0 0 1.000 2 12 1.98 1.50 .983 2.15 2.13
2002 CHW AL 27 RF 12 9 7 84.0 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -4 2.04 1.58 .982 2.12 2.10
2002 CHW AL 27 DH 6 4
2003 MON NL 28 1B 21 19 11 154.2 152 142 7 3 18 .980 -3 -4 -26 -30 8.67 7.10 .993 9.60 9.51
2003 TBD AL 28 3B 6 6 1 44.0 14 5 8 1 0 .929 1 0 16 0 2.66 2.17 .955 2.68 2.63
2003 TBD AL 28 DH 2 2
2003 TBD AL 28 LF 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 1 -360 540 9.00 2.00 .985 2.25 2.10
2003 TBD AL 28 OF 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 1 -360 600 9.00 2.00 .985 2.25 2.30
2004 MIL NL 29 DH 3 3
2004 MIL NL 29 OF 3 3 1 25.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -24 0 1.44 1.33 .982 2.16 2.13
2004 MIL NL 29 RF 3 3 1 25.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -24 0 1.44 1.33 .980 2.09 2.07
2005 CLE AL 30 DH 9 7
2005 CLE AL 30 1B 5 4 0 26.0 20 17 2 1 2 .950 -1 -1 -32 -51 6.58 3.80 .994 9.59 9.48
2005 CLE AL 30 OF 3 1 1 16.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 15 75 2.25 1.33 .985 2.31 2.27
2005 CLE AL 30 RF 3 1 1 16.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 15 67 2.25 1.33 .982 2.14 2.10
7 Seasons OF 103 80 45 724.0 150 146 4 0 1 1.000 -4 2 -6 55 1.86 1.46 .984 2.31 2.29
6 Seasons 1B 88 65 49 582.2 598 548 40 10 67 .983 -6 -5 -13 -33 9.08 6.68 .993 9.45 9.34
4 Seasons LF 74 63 34 544.1 112 109 3 0 1 1.000 -1 1 -2 600 1.85 1.51 .983 2.13 2.11
6 Seasons RF 30 17 11 179.2 38 37 1 0 0 1.000 -3 1 -19 29 1.90 1.27 .982 2.12 2.10
2 Seasons 3B 21 20 5 151.0 44 12 27 5 2 .886 -1 0 -10 0 2.32 1.86 .950 2.72 2.69
7 Seasons TOT 212 165 99 1457.2 792 706 71 15 70 .981 -11 -3 -9 -13 4.80 3.67 .989 5.21 5.26
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
199924Chicago White Sox$200,0004/6/99 USA Today
200025Chicago White Sox$225,0004/5/00 AP
200227Chicago White Sox$285,0004/3/02 AP
200328Montreal Expos$320,0004/3/03 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,030,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Jeffrey David Jeff Liefer

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